If you’ve been wondering where all the jobs on our platform are, we’ve got some news: The few you’ll see under our “Find Jobs” tab is only the tip of the iceberg. To get access to the thousands of jobs actually available on our platform every day, read on.
How Our Platform Works
In building the VidMob platform, we wanted to create the most efficient system possible for our editors. Manual bidding is not a productive use of your time, because if you don’t win a job, the bid is deleted. To encourage our editors to set up strong auto-bids, we hide any projects that do not have sufficient information for you to place an informed manual bid.
In fact, there are currently 13 times as many jobs available exclusively to auto-bids.
Why We Favor Efficiency
To create the most jobs possible on our platform, we want to make the process of setting up a project and picking an editor simple and straightforward. When a client is finished creating their project, they are shown a selection of 10 available auto-bids as determined by our algorithm (more on this shortly). Thus far, over 90% of VidMob projects have been awarded to auto-bids.
In many of these cases, the client is selecting their editor from the initial crop of auto-bids; by not creating your own competitive auto-bids, you’re essentially disqualifying yourself from these jobs.
Further, we have noticed that many of our consumer clients are not exactly sure what they want from a project. This leaves insufficient information for you to place accurate manual bids. Which is why we do not display these projects under “Find Jobs.”
Why You Shouldn’t Want to Manually Bid!
Manual bidding represents a high-cost, low-value proposition. If you don’t win a job, the manual bid is deleted because that bid is only valid for that individual project.
Also, if this was the only available avenue for you to bid on projects through VidMob, it would only reward editors who sit by their computer, constantly pushing bids out. Our goal with VidMob is to make it as easy as possible for our editors to get work. So after setting up your auto-bids, you can step away and receive an email notification as soon as you are awarded a project.
How Our Algorithm Works to Support Auto-Bids
Once you have you auto-bids set up, the next thing you should focus on is optimizing your profile for the VidMob algorithm. In our system, we do several different things to match up editors and clients. One of the factors we consider is the “completeness” of your profile. You should make sure to fill out all available fields in your profile including “About Me,” your phone number, your preferences, and as many videos in your portfolio as possible.
Our algorithm looks at the category of the client’s video, and tries to present editors that have a portfolio video in the same category. For example, if a client has a wedding video, our algorithm is more likely to display those editors that have a wedding video in their portfolio.
We recognize that auto-bids are our first attempt at trying to solve some of the problems mentioned, and we are always open to suggestions of how to better our system. Please send any feedback to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you haven’t already watched our video on the optimal set up for your auto-bids, please do so as soon as you can!